Clone Zone Q&A
Courtesy: Iowa State University      Release: 12/1/06

 


Questions & Answers About the Clone Zone

Why is there a charge for the Clone Zone?

Iowa State’s Athletics Department has made an investment in both staffing and equipment to deliver this live content to you and there is a cost to do so. This exclusive information is available to fans all over the world and we believe this innovative multi-media coverage is coveted by fans of the Cyclones. The content is offered as an option and provided only to those who choose to subscribe. If you do not wish to pay for this content, there is a great deal of free information on www.cyclones.com as well.

 

Can I watch live coverage of football or basketball games on the Clone Zone?

Due to Big 12 Conference television contracts, the Clone Zone is not allowed to webcast any Iowa State sporting event being broadcast on network or cable TV. Generally, school web sites can show highlight packages or video board “replays” after a 24-hour waiting period if the content is produced “in house”. On-demand replays for events inside Hilton Coliseum will be available on the Clone Zone 24-hours after the game if it is on network or cable TV. If the game is not on network or cable TV, it will be a webcast on the Clone Zone from the new Hilton Coliseum videoboard. Replays using television network-produced content are forbidden.

 

Can I see away contests on the Clone Zone?

The Cyclones use XOS Technologies as their web site provider. Any other school in the XOS family (in the Big 12 that includes Colorado, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) may share their webcast feed in select sports with Iowa State for live events. Check our live events listing to see if a contest will be a webcast.

 

What other home events are part of the Clone Zone?

The Iowa State Athletics Department webcasts select home events using feeds from the video board at Hilton Coliseum. Because the installation of new video boards at Hilton Coliseum are fully completed, we are committed to showing as many events possible on the Clone Zone. The Clone Zone will webcast home events in volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics (those that are not on television). There will be select women’s basketball or men’s basketball games live streamed as well, but it is dependent upon conflicts with Big 12 Conference television contracts.

 

Can I listen to the audio of games?

Cyclone fans who desire live radio coverage of football and women’s and men’s basketball may sign-up for that service through Yahoo! The fee is $4.95 per month (roughly $1.25 per football game and an average of $0.62 per women’s or men’s basketball game). The Yahoo! registration can be accessed here or from the “Listen to the Clones” button on Cyclones.com